Conducting AAC Assessments With Competence The process for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment is complex and requires participation and input from a variety of stakeholders. This paper addresses this challenge by exploring a framework for assessment through the Dynamic Assistive Technology Evaluation (Texas Assisitve Technology Network, 2013) which guides clinicians in identifying areas of ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2014
Conducting AAC Assessments With Competence
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  • Angela Mercurio-Standridge
    Region 4 Education Service Center, Special Education Services, Houston, TX
  • Disclosure: Financial: Angela Mercurio-Standridge worked on this manuscript at the Region 4 Education Service Center.
    Disclosure: Financial: Angela Mercurio-Standridge worked on this manuscript at the Region 4 Education Service Center.×
  • Nonfinancial: Angela Mercurio-Standridge is a member of SIG 12's Professional Development Committee.
    Nonfinancial: Angela Mercurio-Standridge is a member of SIG 12's Professional Development Committee.×
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Article   |   April 01, 2014
Conducting AAC Assessments With Competence
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2014, Vol. 23, 75-83. doi:10.1044/aac23.2.75
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2014, Vol. 23, 75-83. doi:10.1044/aac23.2.75

The process for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment is complex and requires participation and input from a variety of stakeholders. This paper addresses this challenge by exploring a framework for assessment through the Dynamic Assistive Technology Evaluation (Texas Assisitve Technology Network, 2013) which guides clinicians in identifying areas of concern, gathering and analyzing relevant assessment information related to those concerns, generating solutions, conducting trials and collecting data on effectiveness of AAC systems, and formulating and documenting results.

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